The Promise of Protein Design

Accelerating medicine at the molecular level

Nature has programmed proteins to do nearly every job in the body. When proteins malfunction, disease results. And yet proteins also hold tremendous potential for improving health.

Not only can we design new protein structures, but we can also design new protein functions. From creating enzymes to treat celiac disease to designing proteins that block the flu virus, these tiny workhorses are the secret weapon in the battle against disease.

The promise of computational protein design: taking nature and speeding it up.

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Help us change the world through protein design.

What Your Donation Will Fund

Conducting research at the UW Institute for Protein Design.
Collaborating with researchers globally.
Translating discoveries into medicine.
Investigating specific diseases, such as diabetes and cancer.

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Attacking Disease

Protein designers are investigating Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, cancer and more.

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Contacts

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Katherine Cardinal

Senior Director for Philanthropy

cardinal@uw.edu

206.616.0412

Advanced Collaborations

Institutions worldwide are eager to partner with protein designers; among other efforts, we aim to hire more grad students and post-docs to meet the increasing demand.

Contacts

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Katherine Cardinal

Senior Director for Philanthropy

cardinal@uw.edu

206.616.0412

Protein Design Research

Research allows us to make faster progress in creating real-world solutions to today’s greatest challenges in medicine, energy and other areas.

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Contacts

Katherine Cardinal Headshot

Katherine Cardinal

Senior Director for Philanthropy

cardinal@uw.edu

206.616.0412

Making Medicine

Entrepreneurial investigators intend to translate promising protein designs — such as those for flu and cancer — into real-world therapies

Contacts

Katherine Cardinal Headshot

Katherine Cardinal

Senior Director for Philanthropy

cardinal@uw.edu

206.616.0412

Leadership: The Promise of Protein Design Campaign Council

Brad H. Lovering
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Nathaniel R. (Nate) Miles
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Bruce A. Nordstrom
Jeannie O. Nordstrom
Laura J. Peterson, B.S., MBA
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Benjamin W. Slivka
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